“I need…” in Turkish

In Turkish, “I need…” (the phrase that preludes a speaker stating something that they need as a necessity) is written as:

…ihtiyacım var

Listen to this phrase pronounced (audio)


Examples in sentences or statements

I need some food.

Biraz yemeğe ihtiyacım var.

I need some sleep.

Biraz uykuya ihtiyacım var.

I need some water.

Biraz suya ihtiyacım var.

I need to leave soon.

Birazdan ayrılmam gerekiyor.

I need to eat.

Yemek yemem lazım.

Related words in Turkish

“Can I have…?” in Turkish

In other Mediterranean languages and dialects

“I need…” in Lebanese Arabic

“I need…” in Tunisian Arabic

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